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Daily Dirt 06/21/2024 18:51:30

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April 15
Wythe Raceway,
Rural Retreat, VA
Sanction: Schaeffer's Spring Nationals - $10,053
Information provided by: Robert Holman and series reports (last updated April 16, 10:16 am)
Last-lap Wythe pass lifts Overton past Davenport
  1. Brandon Overton
  2. Jonathan Davenport
  3. Chris Ferguson
  4. Ross Bailes
  5. Dale McDowell
  6. Kyle Strickler
  7. Jimmy Owens
  8. Carson Ferguson
  9. Jensen Ford
  10. Cla Knight
  11. Tyler Arrington
  12. Matthew Nance
  13. Kenny Collins
  14. John Llewellyn
  15. Freddy Mooney
  16. Brandon Williams
  17. Jeff Smith
  18. Chris Madden
  19. Payton Freeman
  20. Brenden Smith
  21. Travis Greer
  22. Michael Brown
  23. Ricky Weiss
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Brandon Overton led a single lap in his Wythe Raceway victory.
What won the race: Nosing ahead of race-long leader Jonathan Davenport in turns three and four on the final lap, fourth-starting Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga., raced to the $10,053 Schaeffer's Spring Nationals victory on Friday night at Wythe Raceway. He finished 0.337 seconds ahead of second-starting Davenport to claim his sixth series triumph.
Key notes: Overton, who threatened early pacesetter Jonathan Davenport over the final 20 circuits, used a lapped-car to his advantage in the final corner as he nosed ahead of the leader on the bottom. ... Fast-qualifier and polesitter Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C., retired on lap 20 with a deflating right-front tire while running in the top-five. ... Eighth-starting Ricky Weiss of Headlingley, Manitoba, was the first retiree of the race after drawing a caution on the 11th circuit. ... Schaeffer's Spring Nationals rookie Payton Freeman of Commerce, Ga., suffered a broken driveshaft on lap 17. ... The series heads to Tazewell Speedway on Saturday for the $21,000-to-win Lil’ Bill Corum Memorial.
On the move: Jensen Ford of Johnson City, Tenn., started 17th and finished ninth.
Winner's sponsors: Overton’s Wells Motorsports Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Race Engine and sponsored by CrossFit Overton, E-Z-Go, Big Dog Stump & Tree, R.W. Powell Construction, Angry Elephant Tattoos & Piercings, Convenient Lube, Dirt Mafia, Allstar Performance, Penske Racing Shocks, Hoosier by Brian and Topnotch Kustom Koncepts.
Points chase: After Wythe: 1. Carson Ferguson (556); 2. Jensen Ford (548); 3. Cla Knight (542); 4. Payton Freeman (516); 5. Brandon Overton (400).
Current weather: Clear, 59°F
Car count: 23
Fast qualifier: Chris Madden
Time: 16.760 seconds
Polesitter: Chris Madden
Heat race winners: Chris Madden, Jonathan Davenport, Kyle Strickler
Next series race: April 16, Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN) $21,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Madden, Davenport
Row 2: Strickler, Overton
Row 3: Ch. Ferguson, Bailes
Row 4: Owens, Weiss
Row 5: McDowell, Knight
Row 6: Williams, Nance
Row 7: Ca. Ferguson, Brown
Row 8: Arrington, J. Smith
Row 9: Ford, B. Smith
Row 10: Collins, Freeman
Row 11: Llewellyn, Greer
Row 12: Mooney
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